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ISSN: 0145-840X
E-ISSN: 1529-1529
Frequency: Annual

A leading academic journal in the field, Korean Studies publishes—generally in the spirit of the humanities and social sciences—research articles, review articles, commentaries, and book reviews on Korea-related topics, to better question and understand our world. Founded at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Center for Korean Studies in 1977, the journal is published by the University of Hawai‘i Press in two forms, as annual volumes and as continuously released online articles with DOIs.

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Sponsor: Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Book Series: Hawai‘i Studies on Korea

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  • Author Guidelines
  • Complete author guidelines are available here.

    Submission Details

    Research articles present new research findings, while review articles engage with important current debates surrounding a topic. Commentaries may take the form of addressing current events or responding to previously published works, either in Korean Studies or another venue.

    The manuscript is to be written in the English language, with the text formatted as following:

    • Maximum lengths: research articles 10,000 words; review articles 10,000 words; commentaries 2,000 words; and book reviews 1,000 words
    • Manuscript is accepted in Microsoft Word (.docx), OpenDocument Format (.odt), or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
    • Paper size US letter; margins 1-inch all around
    • Text line spacing 1.5; no spaces between paragraphs
    • Font type Times New Roman; font size 12-point; pages numbered on lower right
    • Citation is to follow the Chicago Manual of Style’s endnotes and bibliography method; endnotes are automatically numbered in the section Notes, and all cited sources are to be listed by the author in the section References
    • Korean language romanization is based on the McCune-Reischauer system, with the exception of linguistics-related manuscripts, which can use the Yale system; original Asian characters may be included in parentheses
    • Research and review article manuscripts should not have the author’s name appearing anywhere; the first page is to include the title and an abstract of 250 words

    Submission is processed through the journal’s online system, eJournal Press. Click here to go to the online submission site. New users will need to create an online profile. When submitting a manuscript, the author will be prompted to choose among the categories of “research article,” “comment,” and “book review.” Authors who are submitting a review article should choose the “research article” category. The online system will require the following items: manuscript information; author information; keywords of 5 to 7 terms; and—for research articles, review articles, and commentaries—an abstract of 250 words.

    The double-blind peer review process entails the following steps:

    1. Author submits a manuscript.
    2. Editor assigns Reviewers to the manuscript.
    3. Reviewers evaluate the manuscript.
    4. Editor drafts a decision to be sent to the Author.
    Once a manuscript is accepted and copy-edited, it is first published online as an Early Release Article with a digital object identifier (DOI), which is then downloadable and citable. The online articles are then published in a journal volume in the spring of each year. Any questions regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the Editor.
  • Editorial Board
  • Editor

    Cheehyung Harrison Kim, History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Book Review Editor

    Myungji Yang, Political Science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Editorial Board

    Christopher J. Bae, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Donald Baker, University of British Columbia

    Victor Cha, Georgetown University

    Daham Chong, Sangmyung University

    Charles R. Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Eun-Shil Kim, Ewha Womans University

    Hae-Young Kim, Duke University

    Jangsuk Kim, Seoul National University

    Keun Lee, Seoul National University

    John Lie, University of California, Berkeley

    Jiehyun Lim, Sogang University

    Roald Maliangkaij, Australian National University

    Owen Miller, SOAS University of London

    Young-a Park, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

    Michael Pettid, SUNY Binghamton

    Janet Poole, University of Toronto

    Vladimir Tikhonov, Oslo University

    Dafna Zur, Stanford University

  • Indexes
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    Art, Design & Architecture Collection
    Arts & Humanities Database
    OCLC ArticleFirst
    Bibliography of Asian Studies
    Book Review Index
    Current Abstracts
    Historical Abstracts
    Humanities International Index
    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
    International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR)
    International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
    Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
    MLA International Bibliography
    Political Science Complete
    Public Affairs Information Service
    Sociological Abstracts
    Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)